West Bay / Osterville - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Size and Availability
3.75 inches | June through February
Extremely plump. Pleasantly briny with a sweet finish.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 3 to 5 ft. tides - relatively closed system of West Bay, North Bay, and Cotuit Bay
- Bottom Makeup: Sandy with some eel grass vegetation
Hatchery seed started in an upweller then floated in nursery bags. They are then transferred into larger mesh bags in bottom cages for growout. Time to market: 1.5 to 2.5 years.